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Score: 7.8
Just New and Warm Top 6 Examples: 7,809 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Mar 17
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Kitchen appliances are enhance with steaming capabilities
Implications - As healthy eating stays on the forefront of consumer’s minds, home cooking is seeing an evolution with sous-vide and steaming taking precedence as some of the healthiest forms of meal preparation. Innovative cooking appliances paired with connected technology make steaming food and using the sous-vide technique faster and simpler than ever, appealing to consumers looking to make smarter choices in the kitchen. [More]
Score: 8.2
New and Hot Top 5 Examples: 9,235 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 16 - Mar 17
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Consumers look to new services that further simplify meal-prep
Implications - Looking beyond subscription services and home delivery, consumers are taking advantage of in-store and boutique services that expedite the meal preparation process and provide an opportunity for hands-on guidance. This progression highlights the expanded expectations facing contemporary grocers, as well as the interest in educational services that allow customers to take knowledge of the skill home with them in addition to a finished product. [More]
Score: 5.6
New and Mild Top 6 Examples: 519 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 17 - Mar 17
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Coffee is incorporated into seasonings and spices for savory cooking
Implications - Driven by the desire to continually experiment with new ingredients, self-processed foodies are embracing coffee-centered seasonings and spices as mainstays in the cooking of savory dishes. This progression highlights a continued interest in borrowing ingredients typically included in dessert dishes in order to elevate the flavor profile of traditional savory meals. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,203 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 17 - Mar 17
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Food trucks differentiate by offering healthy, fresh options
Implications - Often associated with indulgent, experimental "frankenfoods," food trucks are changing up offerings to suit consumers seeking out healthier options. Providing an alternative, and in many cases incorporating the creativity associated with food truck options, this shift marries the best of both worlds. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Week and Warm Top 5 Examples: 3,057 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 16 - Mar 17
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Coffee culture takes a turn toward edible coffee treats with unexpected flavors
Implications - As adult snacking trends veer towards stronger and more potent flavors, unique ingredient combinations incorporating coffee are starting to gain prominence. Satisfying the desire for innovative flavor profiles while denoting an evolution in coffee culture, edible java concoctions are being found in increasingly unexpected formats. [More]
Score: 6.1
This Week and Mild Top 6 Examples: 3,200 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 15 - Mar 17
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Portable coffee replacements make it easy to stay caffeinated
Implications - As consumers seek convenient forms of energy, the typical cup of coffee is being reformatted as a portable snack that can help fuel a busy day without spills or mess. This shift towards handheld coffee products demonstrates an increasing desire for alternative sources of caffeine that are easier to consume on-the-go. [More]
Score: 8.2
This Month and Hot Top 5 Examples: 3,237 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 16 - Mar 17
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Specialized capsules acknowledge lifestyle-tailored consumption habits
Implications - As capsule packaged beverages become more mainstream, early adopters begin looking for specialized pods designed to suit their particular lifestyle preferences. Already proven to be a hit with consumers, pods are now being nichefied to hit more targeted markets and appeal to consumers seeking new and exciting evolutions of instant beverages. Increasingly innovative diversification in offerings denotes a demand for heightened customization in the food and beverage industries. [More]
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Score: 7.2
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 5,722 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 16 - Mar 17
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Instant beverages leverage premiumized formats to engage modern consumers
Implications - Fans of time-saving solutions when it comes to their caffeine fix, Millennials are still eager for premium experiences, opting for more gourmet or fun-to-use versions of their favorite instant coffees and teas. This preference demands a shift in focus towards the packaging of quick dissolving beverages, prompting a more engaging format that is not only quick to use but also unique and experiential. [More]
Score: 5.7
This Month and Mild Top 6 Examples: 2,819 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 16 - Mar 17
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Pasta products are redesigned to be made with minimal effort
Implications - Staying competitive in the ready-to-eat category, CPG brands are eliminating mundane tasks from consumer lifestyles, to the point where boiling water to cook pasta is becoming passé. With increasingly busy schedules, the modern consumer has come to expect instant gratification in all areas, resulting in innovative noodles that are fast, portable and most of all, convenient. [More]
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Score: 6.4
This Month and Mild Top 6 Examples: 3,250 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Mar 17
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Pasta incorporating health-conscious ingredients appeals to the halfway healthy
Implications - Indulgent pasta dishes are being upleveled with nutritious ingredients to satisfy the cravings of the modern “halfway healthy” consumer. Infusing noodles with good-for-you benefits such as protein or an extra boost of greens, appeals to the consumer who is trying to make healthier choices but isn’t ready to give up on all their favorite foods. This notes a shift away from extremely health-oriented foods to a much more accessible mode of wellness. [More]